Why ever would somebody want a pink handgun? It’s certainly not the best color scheme if you plan on going out hunting, or if you plan on taking it with you while on duty. It can, however, be a fun color scheme for somebody who simply likes to customize their guns. A shooter who just likes the color pink will also get a kick out of spending a weekend with an appropriate can of gun-friendly pink paint.
Pink guns can be great for those shooters who aren’t too keen on your hobby. Pink has always been thought of as a relatively non-threatening color for most, so it can be a good way to lure in some of your other friends who are apprehensive about firearms. Show them the joys of shooting, and operating a gun safely, with a color scheme that will, at the very least, not offend any more than a stereotypical gun owner.
Pink is a color generally regarded to be non-threatening, and most suitable for women. A color like this would help draw the appeal of owning and shooting a firearm to a broader audience of people. This audience can also mean some of your other relatives or friends who don’t think of shooting much; gaining a new shooting buddy is always something to look forward to.
Most states and countries also enforce laws which demand that replica firearms have the muzzle tips painted bright orange. While it’s never a good idea to paint your real guns with this kind of color scheme unless you are a violent career criminal, painting the slide pink on your favorite handgun can also reduce the dangerous perception of your gun. That’s not to say firearms aren’t dangerous to begin with; you should always abide by firearm safety rules regardless.
Appealing to the ladies is also something a pink handgun might be able to do for you. Even gun clubs hold their own “ladies’ nights” depending on where you look; bringing along a pink gun may even net you a date for the night. If not, it will at least help diversify the usual crowd of shooting buddies you usually hang out with.
Pink handguns have also been used to further the cause of some non-profit organizations. For example, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation released a limited line of Walther P-22 pistols that sported a pink slide on them. Each individual sale of these pistols went into furthering the cause to help women fight against breast cancer.
Pink Pistols is another non-profit organization that promotes guns. Composed of homosexual gun owners, Pink Pistols bridges the gap between the liberal side of homosexuality, and the conservative nature of gun owners. The popular perception of both sides gives them the distinction of being a sort of Democrat party supporting the conservative cause: the Second Amendment.
Guns don’t have to be pink in order to appeal to other people who have apprehensions about firearms in general, but they can certainly help. Whether in name alone, or if your guns are really just painted pink, it’s always nice to convince others that not all gun owners fit the stereotype.
If you’ve always wanted to paint your gun pink, but don’t want to risk too much of an investment, then getting an affordable gun can be a good idea. Unless you already have a dusty old plinker around the house you don’t use, you won’t want to spend too much on your weekend guinea pig. Here are some affordable guns we can recommend trying your painting skills on to make you the best pink handguns:
- Hi-Point C9 – This gun is practically as cheap as it’s going to get, unless you plan on making your own handgun to paint on. Made entirely of high-impact polymer, you won’t feel too much pain sanding down and painting on this cheap plastic engineering marvel. Unless, of course, you get into a painful accident during the process.
- Kel-Tec PF-9 – With a polymer frame, a metal slide, and a small form factor, taking this tiny shooter to the workshop should be no problem. Since it shoots the 9mm round, it should also be good enough to carry around for self-defense after you have painted it pink!
- Kel-Tec P-32 – Another good concealed carry weapon, the P-32 shoots smaller .32ACP arounds, and is relatively affordable to boot. You’ll be able to have a low-investment weapon to try your painting skills on, and something to carry around in your pocket after!
- FEG PA-63 – A common surplus weapon, you’re going to be able to buy an able gun at a surplus price to work on! This handgun is made in Hungary, and shoots the 9×18 Russian Makarov round. After painting this baby pink, you’ll also have easy access to surplus ammo when the job is done!
- Walther P-22 – While this is rather pricey for a .22 pistol, it’s a relatively popular pick for gun owners wanting to teach others to shoot. Paint it pink, and you’ll have yourself a winner your friends won’t be able to put down!
- Taurus PT-22 – Much cheaper than the Walther, this tiny marvel can fit in smaller hands better. With a polymer frame and a metal slide and shooting mechanism, a small gun like this can be just as nice to paint as it is to shoot by anybody.
Browning Buck Mark – The Buck Mark is another affordable .22 good for plinking and shooting practice. It also happens to be a great platform to paint on, if you can find the time to disassemble it. A nice coat of pink will make it excellent for appealing to new shooters.